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NHL Preview: Ottawa Senators (33-27-4) at Calgary Flames (29-24-13)


LAST GAME: March 11, 5-2 loss at Vancouver: The Canucks established a new season-high mark with a fourth consecutive victory in a 5-2 defeat of Ottawa at Rogers Arena. The home side jumped out to a 4-0 lead with goals from Kuzmenko, Miller (shorthanded), Aman and Dries. Ottawa pulled the contest to within two after consecutive tallies from Giroux, who recorded his team high 13th goal on the road this season and Holden, with his second goal of the season at 15:44 of the third period before Kuzmenko provided his second marker of the game into an empty net. Stützle added two assists for the Senators. Demko made 18 saves to earn the win for Vancouver while Sogaard turned aside 25 shots in taking the loss for Ottawa. Scratches: Brannstrom, Gauthier, Kelly; Injuries: Forsberg, Norris, Talbot; Shots: OTT – 20, VAN – 30; PP: OTT – 0-3, VAN – 1-6.

BROADCAST INFORMATION: This evening’s game against Calgary will be broadcast regionally on TSN5 and RDS. On the radio, the game will be available locally via TSN 1200 (English) and 94,5 Unique-FM (French).

WHAT’S NEXT: Ottawa concludes a five-game road trip at Edmonton on Tuesday evening at 9 p.m. ET. The contest will mark the second of two regular-season meetings and the lone matchup at Rogers Place.

INJURY REPORT: G Forsberg, C Norris and G Talbot are on IR and will not oppose the Flames this evening. Total man-games lost:

RECENT TRANSACTIONS: Recalled G Mandolese from Belleville (AHL) on March 6.
OTTAWA vs. CALGARY – History:
2022-23 (1-0-0): Feb. 13 @ Ottawa (4-3 OT win), March 12 @ Calgary
2021-22 (1-1-0): 11/14/21 @ Ottawa (4-0 loss), 1/13/22 @ Calgary (4-1 win)
Series record: Overall: 26-24-4-3; Home: 16-8-3-2; Away: 10-16-1-1
Last Ottawa win: @ Ottawa: Feb. 13 (4-3 OT); @ Calgary: 1/13/22 (4-1)
Last Calgary win: @ Ottawa: 11/14/21 (4-0); @ Calgary: 5/9/21 (6-1)
Last OT result: Feb. 13 (4-3 OT win) @ Ottawa
Last shootout: 3/7/21 (4-3 SO win) @ Calgary
Most goals, game: Scored: 6, (4x, Last: 2/25/21, 6-1 win); Allowed: 10, (1/15/94, 10-0 loss); Both teams: 12, (11/5/92, 8-4 loss)
Last Game: Feb. 13, 4-3 OT win @ Ottawa; OTT Goals: Tkachuk, Batherson DeBrincat, Stützle; CGY Goals: Dube (x2), Toffoli; OTT
Scratch: Gambrell; OTT Injuries: Forsberg, Norris, Sanderson, Talbot; OTT Goalie: Sogaard; CGY Goalie: Markstrom; OTT PP: 0-4; CGY PP: 1-4; Shots: 25-37.
Career vs. Calgary: Brassard leads all players in career games played (28), in goals (seven), in points (19) and is tied in assists with Giroux (12); Watson leads in penalty minutes (39) against Calgary.

ROAD SCHOLARS: The Senators have a record of 14-16-2 on the road this season … Claude Giroux leads with 13 goals on the road this season while Brady Tkachuk ranks first with 19 assists while the Senators serve as visitors … Through 32 road games this season, Tkachuk maintains the club lead with 31 points … The Senators registered an 18-20-3 record over 41 road contests in 2021-22.

BACK-TO-BACK GAMES: Ottawa will play back-to-back games on 12 occasions in 2022-23 and will conclude their 10th set of the season this evening when the team visits Calgary … The Senators played 17 back-to-back sets last season and earned a record of 6-9-2 in the first half of contests on consecutive nights (6-4-0 this season) while posting an 8-8-1 record (6-3-0 this season) in the second half of games on consecutive days.
ON THE POWER PLAY: The Senators are 58 for 244 (23.8%) on the power-play in 2022-23 … Drake Batherson leads with 12 powerplay goals while Alex DeBrincat maintains the club lead with 25 points while the team enjoys a man advantage … Ottawa has recorded multiple power-play goals 15 times in an individual contest in 2022-23 after having done so 11 times in 2021-22.

ON THE PENALTY KILL: Ottawa has overcome 198 of the 238 occasions the team has been shorthanded in 2022-23 to maintain an efficiency of 83.2% through 65 regular-season games … The team has registered seven (Watson x3, Joseph x2, Motte, Stützle) shorthanded markers this season after recording nine such goals in 2021-22.


March 10, 2023 – CALGARY FLAMES [1] vs. ANAHEIM DUCKS [3]
The Calgary Flames welcomed the Anaheim Ducks to the Scotiabank Saddledome on Friday night. The Flames would muster 13 first period shots to Anaheim’s five but both goalies stood tall and kept the game scoreless through 20. In the second, Mikael Backlund redirected an Elias Lindholm shot past Gibson to give the Flames the lead. The Ducks would respond with a point shot deflecting off Max Comtois in front to tie the game. Brett Leason would poke home his fifth of the year shortly after during a mad scramble to give Anaheim a 2-1 lead. In the third, the Ducks added an empty netter in the ladder stages of the frame to hang on for a 3-1 win.
CGY GOAL SCORERS: Backlund (15)
GOALIE: Markstrom (15/17, .882 Sv%)
PP: 1/2 (50%)
PK: – (-%)

March 10, 2023 ANA [3] vs. CGY [1] Leason Markstrom Gibson
March 7, 2023 CGY [1] at MIN 0 Toffoli* Markstrom Gustavsson
March 6, 2023 CGY [5] at DAL [4] Toffoli Markstrom Oettinger
March 4, 2023 MIN [3] vs. CGY [0] Eriksson Ek Markstrom Gustavsson
March 2, 2023 TOR [2] vs. CGY [1] Jarnkrok Markstrom Woll
*shootout winning goal

March 12, 2023 7:00pm vs. Ottawa Senators Scotiabank Saddledome
March 14, 2023 8:00pm at Arizona Coyotes Mullett Arena
March 16, 2023 8:00pm at Vegas Golden Knights T-Mobile Arena
March 18, 2023 8:00pm vs. Dallas Stars Scotiabank Saddledome
March 20, 2023 8:30pm at Los Angeles Kings Arena

This is the second and final matchup this season between the Flames and Senators. The Flames fell in overtime during the clubs first meeting in February. This is a Pacific Division versus Atlantic Division matchup; The Flames have an overall record of 4-7-4 against Atlantic Division opponents this season and a record of 11-12-8 against Eastern Conference opponents.

The Flames finished off a four-game road trip at the Canadian Tire Centre against the Ottawa Senators back on February 13th. The Senators broke the deadlock just over six minutes into the first with Brady Tkachuk scoring to put Ottawa up 1-0. Later in the frame, Dillon Dube made it goals in back-to-back games after tipping home his 14th of the season to square the contest at one’s through 20. Tyler Toffoli scored the lone goal of the second from his signature spot with a rocket shot past Mads Sogaard to give the Flames their first lead of the night. In the third, Dillon Dube continued his hot-streak and scored his second of the night. However, the Senators would rally late to tie the game and eventually win in overtime 4-3.

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Calgary Flames vs. Ottawa Senators
7:00pm MT
Scotiabank Saddledome
TV: Sportsnet West
Radio: Sportsnet Fan 960

2022-23 Season Series: 0-0-1 (Home: 0-0-0, Road 0-0-1)
Feb. 13, 2023 – CGY [3] at OTT 4
Mar. 12, 2023 – OTT at CGY

2021-22 Season Record vs. OTT: 1-1-0
Last Home Win vs. OTT: May 9, 2021 –Ottawa [1] vs. Calgary [6]
Last Road Win @ OTT: November 14, 2021 – Calgary [4] at Ottawa [0]
Last Home Loss vs. OTT: January 13, 2022 – Ottawa [4] vs. Calgary [1]
Last Road Loss @ OTT: February 13, 2023 – Calgary [3] at Ottawa 4

Mar. 3 – acquired Dryden Hunt (F) from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for Radim Zohorna (F)
Mar. 3 – acquired Troy Stecher (D) and Nick Ritchie (F) from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for Brett Ritchie (F) and Connor Mackey (D)

FLAMES RECENT INJURIES (Total man games lost – 51)
Noah Hanifin – illness (1 game: Oct. 21)
Chris Tanev – upper-body (5 games: Nov. 3 – Nov. 10)
Jonathan Huberdeau – upper-body (3 games: Nov. 8 – Nov. 12)
Michael Stone – lower-body (11 games: Nov. 7 – Nov. 25)
MacKenzie Weegar – non-COVID illness (1 game: Dec. 12)
Elias Lindholm – upper-body injury (1 game: Dec. 12)
Chris Tanev – upper-body injury (3 games: Dec. 14 – Dec. 18)
Radim Zohorna – non-COVID illness (1 game: Dec. 18)
Dennis Gilbert – lower-body injury (4 games: Dec. 20 – Dec. 27)
Brett Ritchie – upper-body injury (8 games: Jan. 8 – Jan. 26)
Chris Tanev – injury reserve (2 games: Jan. 26 – Jan. 27)
Rasmus Andersson – day-to-day (3 games: Feb. 9 – Feb. 13)
Michael Stone – lower-body injury (8 games: Feb. 22 – Mar. 10)

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